Public Education
Public Education
Kansas school official’s wife was paid $41,000 in overtime

(The Sentinel) – Last week, the Sentinel reported that Beth Schutte, a school nurse in USD 261 Haysville, was paid $126,000 last year. The district didn’t respond to our inquiries before… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Former California high school football coach sentenced to prison for secretly photographing female students

A former high school coach in California has been sentenced to over nine years in prison after admitting to secretly photographing 21 students in the girls’ locker room. … Read More

November 22, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Pennsylvania charter school enrollment up 12%, public enrollment down 3%

(The Center Square) – Since the pandemic began, Pennsylvania’s public charter schools enrollment has gone up by almost 12% as parents have chosen to take their children out of… Read More

November 22, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Former Wisconsin school counselor sues after being fired for opposing ‘gender identity ideology’

A former Wisconsin elementary school counselor is suing district employees for firing her in response to a speech she gave opposing “gender identity ideology.” Marissa… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Kansas K-12 spending ranked #11, but ‘bang for the buck’ falls to #38

(The Sentinel) – Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement) goes down. That’s the analysis of a… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Some question Ayala’s legacy as Illinois’ education superintendent sets retirement date

(The Center Square) – The outgoing Illinois state superintendent of education’s legacy is being remembered in different ways. Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office announced Illinois State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala’s… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Newly elected conservative school board members in South Carolina ‘clean house’ – banning Critical Race Theory, firing superintendent

Six newly elected members of a South Carolina school board chose to immediately “clean house,” passing a resolution banning Critical Race Theory in classrooms and firing the liberal superintendent. Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Senate Bill would wrest most authority from Ohio State Board of Education

(The Center Square) – Legislation introduced to the Ohio Senate proposes to overhaul the Ohio State Board of Education and remove nearly all its authority and duties. Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Hawaii’s public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic

(The Center Square) – Public school enrollment in Hawaii decreased during the pandemic, and the students who left don’t seem to be coming back, according to a new report. The… Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Nevada education official resigns after 3 months with $110,000 payout

(The Center Square) – Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Chief of Staff and Special Counsel Robert Kilroy resigned Thursday after just three months on the job. Read More

November 21, 2022
Public Education
Abbott reminds TEA, school superintendents COVID-19 vaccines are only voluntary

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott is reminding school leaders that the COVID-19 vaccine is prohibited from being made mandatory as a school entry requirement in Texas, a prohibition… Read More

November 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Early-childhood teacher in California touts using ‘gender unicorn’ to instruct youngest students in sexuality, gender

Calling it “age-appropriate,” a California early-childhood teacher recommended in a presentation that her peers use a cartoon “gender unicorn” to help illustrate sexuality and gender fluidity in elementary –… Read More

November 18, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire taps federal relief to upgrade school security

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire is planning to divert federal pandemic relief funds to help the state’s schools harden their infrastructure against mass shootings. In a request to the… Read More

November 18, 2022
Public Education
Tom Horne wins, Kathy Hoffman concedes in Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction race

(The Center Square) – Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman conceded in the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday morning. Hoffman trailed Republican Tom Horne by 8,718… Read More

November 18, 2022
Public Education
Judge rules in free speech case that school board can’t bar father from school over his criticism of books 

An Oklahoma judge has ruled that a father who challenged his child’s school board over pornographic material in the library cannot be barred from the school for his speech. Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school nurse married to district official made $126,000 last year

(The Sentinel) – A school nurse in USD 261 Haysville was the fifth-highest-paid employee in the district last year, paid over $126,000.  That is more than 50% above the… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
School board contemplates filing defamation lawsuit against trustee candidate on election night

A Nevada school board considered legal action against a board candidate on election night in response to his criticism of district officials. Brian Gale was running to be… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Kansas parent addresses school board with content, curriculum concerns

(The Sentinel) – Kirsten Workman, who withdrew her daughter from high school English class over her concerns its content focused more on Critical Race Theory, gender issues, and political… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Florida recognizes schools that provide support for military family children

(The Center Square) – Florida continues to honor military families through a range of state and local resources, in addition to schools that are providing extra support for… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s Department of Education looking for $350M budget increase

(The Center Square) – A year after receiving $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, Tennessee’s Department of Education is asking for a $353.3 million increase in… Read More

November 17, 2022